Humanities@Work connects Case Western Reserve University humanities students with corporate, government, nonprofit, and other partners through community discussions, networking events, and paid career opportunities. Humanities@Work  is a nationally-recognized initiative which the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities began in 2016 in collaboration with Postgraduate Planning and Experiential Education, the Office of Corporate Relations, and the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Please note: This site only has information about undergraduate programming at the Baker-Nord Center.  For information on all of the center’s programming, including public events, faculty funding, and endowed lectures, please visit the Baker-Nord Center’s website, bakernord.case.edu.


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SOTC Internships

The Summer on the Cuyahoga program (SOTC) offers exceptional paid internships at some of Cleveland's best employers and cultural sites. Students enjoy the opportunity to live with peers from other participating schools while forming close ties with their own local alumnae/i networks. Summer on the Cuyahoga offers internships in a...

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AHA Summer Internships

The American Historical Association is seeking undergraduate students to work remotely as interns during the summer semester. AHA interns work on a variety of projects and gain insight into historical and nonprofit work. Students will be matched with an AHA staff member who will mentor and oversee their work....

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Student Conversation on African American History

CWRU students have the unique opportunity to meet with Cleveland Humanities Festival speaker Kevin Young, a renowned author and also Director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture. The student session is at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7. Current CWRU students can register here to...

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Students to Meet with Poet Laureate

The current Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo, is visiting CWRU this month as part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival. CWRU students have the unique opportunity to meet virtually with several of the Festival's guest speakers, including the renowned author, Joy Harjo. The virtual student session with...

Humanities@Work in the Spotlight

The National Humanities Alliance has released a new report on exemplary humanities programs accross the country. Both Case Western Reserve's Baker-Nord Scholars program and our Humanities@Work initiative were featured as examples of successful strategies to support humanities undergraduates. The full report is available on the Study the Humanities website,...

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Humanities@Work: JOURNALISM

A panel of young journalists will discuss the opportunities and challenges of being a journalist in the twenty-first century. The event is Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm. Our distinguished guests include: Selena Simmons-Duffin reports on health policy and the coronavirus pandemic for NPR. Simmons-Duffin is also a former...

GirlTrek Founder at Think Forum

The first Think Forum speaker this semester is T. Morgan Dixon, cofounder & CEO of GirlTrek. Dixon’s talk will center on the intersection of race and gender, entrepreneurship, public health, and how GirlTrek has brought communities together before and during the pandemic. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5 p.m.Presented by University...

Congrats 2020 Guthrie Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Guthrie Prize Winners!  There were 17 great entries this year, and the top participants were neck-and-neck across many categories on the judges' scoring rubric. In the end, four students were awarded cash prizes totalling $1200.  This year's recipients were: First place  - Sierra Grabowska, Theater ’22 “Micro-hospitalization...

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Meet With Bestselling Authors

You can meet some of the leading authors visiting Cleveland this semester!  Through our partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library, CWRU students have the opportunity to have our students participate in these exciting programs. You can RSVP on Campus Groups. Wednesday, March 3, 7:00 PM Author: Yotam Ottolenghi in conversation with...

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Arts Internships in Cleveland

Host organizations have been selected for the 2021 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship program and some of the projects may be of interest to candidates within your networks. The deadline to apply has been extended until March 1. Apply here! More information is included below, and some opportunities that might...